All articles by Nick Ferris

Nick Ferris is senior data journalist at Energy Monitor. He has previously worked at The New Statesman, The Independent, Greenpeace Unearthed, and The Straits Times. He is a graduate of the prestigious MA in Investigative Journalism at City University. Contact Nick at: nick.ferris [at]

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Weekly data: 70% of planned steel projects are dirty blast furnaces

Data from GlobalData shows that only 3% of planned steel production facilities plan to use hydrogen technology.

Africa’s first verifiable carbon market launches in Kenya

CYNK launches as the first Africa-based, end-to-end platform for the measurement, verification and sale of high-quality carbon credits.

Climate activists lament vast new oil pipeline at Africa Climate Week

The 1,443km East African Crude Oil Pipeline is set to link oil wells in Uganda with the Tanzanian coast.

Don’t write off the Just Energy Transition Partnership just yet

Experts spoken to by Energy Monitor argue that – despite its apparent flaws – the JETP remains unparalleled in the energy transition so far.

Weekly data: how clean energy investment in Africa has stagnated

Energy investment data for Africa reveals a state of play in the renewables sector that is a far cry from the continent’s broad ambitions.

Africa Climate Summit wraps up with seminal – but flawed – ‘Nairobi Declaration’ 

The unanimously adopted “Nairobi Declaration” represents the first time African leaders have reached a joint position on the question of climate change.

‘Urgent action’ required to boost climate finance in Africa – IEA

Climate finance and boosting action was a major theme at the African Climate Summit, where a new International Energy Agency report was launched.

How Mexico came to have the weakest climate policy in the G20

Mexico is the only G20 nation without a net-zero pledge, and its policies are rated “critically insufficient” by Climate Action Tracker.

Von der Leyen, Guterres and 20 African leaders attend Africa Climate Summit

The attendance of more leaders than expected meant proceedings were delayed by more than three hours.

John Kerry: “Implementation of COP26 was not as strong as it should have been”

The US climate envoy also expressed hope that COP28 in Dubai will mark a chance to renew climate action.